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Hugh Said:I'm looking for 12v deep cycle batteries on sale for solar power?
We Answered:I understand your objective Richard, but would sincerely recommend that you re-consider how you should go about achieving it.
I don't recommend 12v batteries for your project and certainly don't recommend using anything less than first quality batteries - you can still find them at low prices.
A better storage solution is deep cycle 6volt batteries. The 6v batteries will do a much better job, last longer, allow a deeper discharge and a higher number of re-charge cycles.
You want your batteries to be the same size, type and age to work together best. I use 4- 6v batteries in my RV along with a single solar panel and can stay out in the desert for days without ever having to fire up my generator.
Here's a link to a great article on the subject:
Herman Said:Are solar pond pumps any good?
We Answered:Solar devices depend on where you live. Plain and simple, lots of sun, lots of energy stored. Where I live, I see neighbors that have solar landscape lights that work well in the summer, are ludicrous in the winter...
Places like Arizona, Denver CO, etc. ought to work optimally